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eBook The Book of Negroes ePub

by Lawrence Hill

  • ISBN: 1443408980
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Lawrence Hill
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (September 27, 2011)
  • ePub book: 1387 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1625 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 689

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The Book of Negroes is a 2007 award-winning novel from Canadian writer Lawrence Hill. In the United States, Australia and New Zealand, the novel was published under the title Someone Knows My Name.

The Book of Negroes is a 2007 award-winning novel from Canadian writer Lawrence Hill. In the United States, Australia and New Zealand, the novel was published under the title Someone Knows My Name

The Book of Negroes book.

The Book of Negroes book.

Lawrence Hill's fourth novel, The Book of Negroes, which won the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' prize, opens in 1802 in London, as a former slave named Aminata Diallo begins, at the behest of William Wilberforce and hi. .

Lawrence Hill's fourth novel, The Book of Negroes, which won the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' prize, opens in 1802 in London, as a former slave named Aminata Diallo begins, at the behest of William Wilberforce and his abolitionist colleagues, to narrate the story of her fictional life, from freedom to slavery and back again. Unlike Equiano, however, Aminata takes a detour through Canada, via a different historical document that is Hill's other principal primary source, the eponymous "Book of Negroes".

This book is a work of fiction and, except in the case of historical fact, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

The Book of Negroes: A N.has been added to your Cart. Lawrence Hill is the author of several novels including Someone Knows My Name, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and was nominated in the United States for the Huston Wright Legacy Award. A graduate of the Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, he lives in Ontario, Canada.

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The Book of Negroes is a masterpiece. - The Globe and Mail. the exclusive club that includes literature’s most memorable characters now has a remarkable new member. An unforgettable character. Abducted as a child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea, Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. Let me begin with a caveat to any and all who find these pages. Do not trust large bodies of water, and do not cross them.

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WW Norton and CO. Story. For instance, as in historical slave narratives, the narrator tells her own story after achieving literacy and freedom and her story is put to use for the abolitionist cause. As a work of historical fiction, The Book of Negroes incorporates actual events and figures of the time along with its fictional plot and characters.

Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle—a string of slaves— Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. But years later, she forges her way to freedom, serving the British in the Revolutionary War and registering her name in the historic “Book of Negroes.” This book, an actual document, provides a short but immensely revealing record of freed Loyalist slaves who requested permission to leave the US for resettlement in Nova Scotia, only to find that the haven they sought was steeped in an oppression all of its own.

Aminata’s eventual return to Sierra Leone—passing ships carrying thousands of slaves bound for America—is an engrossing account of an obscure but important chapter in history that saw 1,200 former slaves embark on a harrowing back-to-Africa odyssey. Lawrence Hill is a master at transforming the neglected corners of history into brilliant imaginings, as engaging and revealing as only the best historical fiction can be. A sweeping story that transports the reader from a tribal African village to a plantation in the southern United States, from the teeming Halifax docks to the manor houses of London, The Book of Negroes introduces one of the strongest female characters in recent Canadian fiction, one who cuts a swath through a world hostile to her colour and her sex.

Comments

Vetibert Vetibert
This is without a doubt one of the best historical novels I've read. Would that all historical novelists might do the amount of research Lawrence Hill has clearly done for Someone Knows My Name. The book is epic, following the life of a young girl captured in a small village in Africa and tracing the arduous chapters of her life. She is wise, gifted, resourceful and kind. Her character would be an inspiration to any woman, young or old, struggling to meet the challenges of life. This book is also a well told tale that serves to educate all who read it of the path Africans who were sold into slavery were forced to follow. I would like to see this book introduced as an academic text in schools across our nation. It would serve as introduction to the reality that while racism is a real force to be reckoned with, "race" is an artificial construct created to keep some in power, while exploiting others. What is real, and what is here illustrated, is that ancestry and place of origin are intrinsic to each individual. Our roots call to us, even as our destinies unfold in an entirely unexpected direction. Excellent writing. Exceptional storytelling. Well worth the read.
Wishamac Wishamac
This is a fascinating historical account of one woman's journey through the slave trade taken from from her village as a teenager in Africa through the sea voyage to America and much later back to Africa and then to the UK. It tells of her love for her husband, whom she only sees about three times in her life, and how her children were taken from her. Still, she survived, motivated by the words of her parents and her desire to find her children back. Meanwhile she learned to read and write, and became useful to the British faction that was trying to put an end to the slave trade.
It is a cannot-put-it-down book.
Datrim Datrim
Narration by Adenrele Ojo - nicely done

I was hesitant to read this book at first. I'm glad I did. Appreciative for Mr. Lawrence Hill conviction to bring to light things about the slave trading that happened in the Americas and elsewhere in the world.

Took me two months to read. Had to periodically take breaks because some things angered me.

A very good fictional novel about character Aminata's adventures from her home in Africa, to slave boat trip to America, her life as a slave and her eventual freedom. Nice attempt at history lessons. This book stirred all kinds of emotions within me.

If the story was true, I would adventure to say Aminata's life was divinely orchestrated to work as a teachable experience for us to read, participate in and maybe garner some hope.

Aminata's goal, since being a little girl, was to be a great storyteller (djeli) and that is what she became.

I'm sadden that the people who are truly ignorant of the plight of the slaves and the horrible circumstances of their existence will never pick up this book to learn about the atrocities. They will probably remain detached yelling foul play, playing the race card, etc. instead of learning, then acknowledging that many people's lives were adversely affected because of slave trading. This is one reason I'll give this book 5 stars...if more people demonstrate an interest in this book, maybe, just maybe, it will get into the hands of some who may change their view point about slavery, slave trading and the false assumption that this was a great part of history and "those people" were well taken care of and lacked nothing. We did them a favor!!!

Yes, I recommend this book.
Ziena Ziena
Never have I read an account of slavery that so chillingly described the details of the heinous practice. Hill has beautifully written the story of slavery that makes one read long after one should b e resting. The main character, Aminiata, is a child when first abducted, and her story is devastating as it was for thousands of other slaves throughout history. I cautiously BEG anyone to read this enlightening, well researched novel.
HeonIc HeonIc
This is a story told in first person by a child slave all the way to her death. It takes place in the middle of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th. I don't want to go into details, but the character development is so perfect that I found myself unable to forget about them, even when I put the book down for further reading. The author is a man, but his ability to perfectly capture the viewpoint of an intelligent, eager to learn and brave child abducted from her security and the only home she knows, is absolutely remarkable. His story absolutely jumps from the page into your heart and I find this story close to life changing. There is so much rich, although ugly information, in the story that it is absolutely captivating. The characters are round......the major players grow with each year and learn how to live in the monster called slavery. I highly recommend this book. It is difficult to read because it is so descriptive of the inhumane way human beings can treat their brothers, but it is a beautiful story of survival and what it takes to defeat the abhorrent realities of the times. I won't forget this story. It is embedded in my heart forever. It will shock you with the true ugly facts of early slavery and how the abolitionists tried to get them freed.
misery misery
Based on history of the slave trade in America and England. Book is "SOMEONE KNOWS MY NAME" by Lawrence Hill. Glad I don't have to go to work in the morning because I read late into the night for 2 nights to see what happens next.

The book follows the life of one girl taken from her village when she was 11 years old. Based on history. You meet many characters on this journey - some horrible and some kind. Each character is developed fully, warts and all. In some books, I needed a cast of characters to keep up with who is who but I didn't need that with this book. Characters are unforgettable. Details the horrors of the slave ships that so many had to endure only to be sold to the highest bidder upon arrival in America.

So many ways these people were abused,lied to, sold, given their freedom only to be enslaved again by the British after the American Revolution. Made me sad, mad, glad and back again.